NFL Draft 2018: Aaron Rodgers gives QB tips to Josh Rosen, praises Sam Darnold

California quarterbacks stick together, apparently.

Cal great Aaron Rodgers had high words of praise for UCLA QB Josh Rosen and USC’s Sam Darnold ahead of this month’s NFL Draft.

Rodgers and Rosen worked out together before the latter’s Pro Day last month and shared multiple tips on what it takes to be a successful NFL quarterback.

This is just awesome seeing Aaron Rodgers interact and give advice to Josh Rosen. You can tell they’re kinda similar personality wise.

The 21-year-old player is favored to go in the early portion of the first round at the 2018 NFL Draft which begins April 26 and he could be taken around the same time as Darnold, who is also on Rodgers’ radar.

Sam is super talented, what he did in the Rose Bowl was really impressive. Josh, he’s got the total package, Rodgers said. He throws it really well, he moves well enough, he’s heady, smart, gamer. I think those guys both have a chance, situation-wise and opportunity-wise, to have a nice, long career.

Several teams at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis reportedly wanted to watch Jackson work out with wide receivers, not just quarterbacks. Mayfield was and is among those who defend Jackson’s ability to play QB.

His response was the best, Mayfield said of Jackson while speaking with Sporting News prior to a recent press conference at the Maxwell Football Club’s annual award gala. He said, ‘(Is) Josh Allen going to do a tight end-quarterback?’

Lamar is a great quarterback no matter what people are going to pick up apart about his game.

Jackson in 2016 won both the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top college player following a season in which he threw for more than 3,500 yards and had 30 touchdowns with nine interceptions. He produced similar numbers in 2017, but Mayfield took the awards.

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